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    CLAT-2020 Schedule, Eligibility, Syllabus & Admit Cards

    CLAT-2020 Schedule, Eligibility, Syllabus & Admit Cards

    CLAT UG 

    Key Dates-

    The online enrollment for CLAT 2020 will open on 1st January 2020 and close on 31st March 2020.

    CLAT 2020 Examination- 10 May, 2020
    Uploading of Answer Keys- 11 May, 2020
    Inviting Objections- 12 May, 2020
    Last date for Objections- 15 May, 2020
    Notification of Final Answer Key- 18 May, 2020
    Declaration of Final Results- 24 May, 2020


    1. There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2020.
    2. As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:

    i. Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories
    ii. Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
    3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2020 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2020 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
    4. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
    5. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
    i. Higher marks in the component / section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2020 exam;
    ii. Higher age;

    iii. Computerised draw of lots.

    How to Apply-

    The applications has to be submitted ONLINE only from consortiumofnlus.ac.in website.

    Please fill the form carefully. The Name of the candidate and the parents should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify your candidature. 

    No alteration/editing in the online application form can be done after successful submission/final submission of the form. The information once furnished by the candidate with regard to the category to which the candidate belongs, the preference for the NLUs and the Centre of the Entrance Test submitted by the candidates through online application mode shall be final and no change whatsoever, shall be allowed thereafter under any circumstances.

    The candidate shall fill his/her preference order for all 22 NLUs at the time of online application itself. No change shall be allowed in the preference once the form is submitted by the candidate.


    The CLAT 2020 examination will be held in the month of May 2020The CLAT 2020 examination will be held in OFFLINE mode

    Documents to be uploaded with the Online Application.

    1. Front facing passport size recent photograph with plain background
    2. Signature of the candidate
    3. Category certificate if you are applying under SC/ST/OBC
    4. Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are applying if candidate is P.W.D
    5. Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are coming under BPL category


    i. The original certificates/documents issued by the competent authority as specified in the brochure are to be submitted to the allotted University in the form and manner as specified by the respective universities at the time of admission.
    ii. The photograph and signature of the candidate need not be attested while submitting the Online Application Form.
    iii. All documents/certificates should be uploaded in pdf format only.

    Application Fee

    i. Application fees can be paid only online.
    ii. Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates : Rs.4,000/-
    iii. Application fee for SC/ST/BPL category candidates: Rs.3,500/-
    iv. The cost of previous years' question papers is Rs.500/- (not included in the CLAT 2020 application fee of Rs.4,000/- or Rs.3,500/- as the case may be.)
    v. The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online. The actual bank transaction charges will be displayed in the payment gateway page after you choose the mode of payment.
    vi. Application Fees is non-refundable.

    Admit Card/Hall ticket

    The Admit Card/Hall ticket can be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her account. The exact date on which the hall tickets will be made available will be intimated on the website.

    UG Syllabus & Guide


    The Consortium of National Law Universities (the “Consortium”) announced certain modifications in the pattern of the Common Law Admission Test (the “CLAT”), 2020 in its Press Release of November 21, 2019.

    This note describes the proposed pattern of questions for each of the five specified areas that the Undergraduate-CLAT 2020 (the "UG-CLAT 2020") would comprise.
    Introduction and Overview

    The UG-CLAT 2020 would focus on evaluating the comprehension and reasoning skills and abilities of candidates. Overall, it is designed to be a test of aptitude and skills that are necessary for a legal education rather than prior knowledge, though prior knowledge occasionally may be useful to respond to questions in the Current Affairs section.

    The UG-CLAT 2020 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:
    English Language
    Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
    Legal Reasoning
    Logical Reasoning
    Quantitative Techniques

    English Language

    In this section of the UG-CLAT 2020, you will be provided passages of about 450 words each. These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing, and would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes.

    Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your comprehension and language skills, including your abilities to:
    Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
    Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
    Summarise the passage;
    Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
    Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.

    Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

    In this section, you will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. The questions may include an examination of legal information or knowledge discussed in or related to the passage, but would not require any additional knowledge of the law beyond the passage.

    Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including:
    Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
    Arts and culture;
    International affairs; and
    Historical events of continuing significance.

    Legal Reasoning

    In this section, you will be expected to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. You will not require any prior knowledge of law. You will benefit from a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues to better apply general principles or propositions to the given fact scenarios.

    Each passage would be followed by a series of questions that will require you to:
    Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage;
    Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations; and
    Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.

    Logical Reasoning

    The Logical Reasoning section of the UG-CLAT 2020 will include a series of short passages of about 300 words each. Each passage will be followed by one or more questions that will require you to:
    Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions;
    Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage;
    Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
    Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
    Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.

    Quantitative Techniques

    The Quantitative Techniques section of the UG-CLAT 2020 will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. You will be required to derive information from such passages, graphs, or other representations, and apply mathematical operations on such information.

    The questions will require you to:
    Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
    Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.

    Preparing for the UG-CLAT 2020

    The Consortium plans to publish various preparatory materials for the UG-CLAT 2020, including:
    Guides to the question paper and sample questions;
    Model question papers; and
    Instructional materials and exercises for each of the subjects that the UG-CLAT 2020 comprises.

    The Consortium will also provide candidates who have successfully completed their application to the UG-CLAT 2020 access to a learning platform where you may access the preparatory materials described above, as well as your scores on various exercises and model question papers.

    In addition, you should develop your capacity to read and understand bodies of text, ensure you stay abreast of news and current affairs by regularly reading quality newspapers and periodicals, and improve your speed of answering questions on quantitative techniques by practising with materials such as 10th standard mathematics textbooks.
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